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The Civil War
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2000 - PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BALLOT FOR DOUGLAS AND JOHNSON, NEW ORLEANS, The Daily True Delta, New Orleans, LA. November 6th, 1860, 8 pages. Front page Election ballot with a Eagle endorsing Douglas and Johnson, Louisiana electors below, includes 10 illustrated SLAVE ads in the issue. Loads of steamboat illustrated ads, a scarce New Orleans paper later to be closed by General Butler for continuing to support the Confederate Government after the City fell to Farragut. Very fine...................................................$125.00 

2001 - LINCOLN'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS, The Crisis, Columbus, OH. March 7th, 1861, 8 pages, Volume 1 #6. Front page account of Lincoln's Inaugural address, the Inauguration in Washington. Very fine......................................$45.00

2002 - COLONEL JAMES MULLIGAN, IRISH BRIGADE COMMANDER, The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 12th, 1861, 8 pages. FRONT PAGE woodblock engraving of Colonel James A. Mulligan of Irish Brigade fame (killed in 1864). Late news from Western Virginia, the War in Missouri, Mulligan on page 1 with biography. Very fine.............................................$40.00

2003 - THE GREAT NAVAL EXPEDITION, MAP OF THE CAROLINA COAST, The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 13th, 1861, 8 pages. FRONT PAGE: Map of the Carolina Coast showing Beaufort, Hilton Head, and other prominent points. Engagement at Port Royal, rout of the Rebel Navy, Port Royal in/out possession. Very fine...............................................$32.00

2005 - FRONT PAGE MAP OF THE EVACUATION OF BOWLING GREEN, KY, The New York Herald, February 16th, 1862, 8 pages. FRONT PAGE map near 1/2 page of Bowling Green, the effect of the capture of Fort Henry and the attack on Fort Donelson, an account of the fight at Fort Donelson. Super map.....................................................$42.00

2006 - VICTORY AT FORT DONELSON, FRONT PAGE VIEWS OF GENERALS MCCLERNAND AND CHARLES H. SMITH, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 19th, 1862, 8 pages. Victory Eagle announces the Capture of Fort Donelson, Price is driven from Missouri, Savannah falls, two large woodcuts of Generals Smith and McClernand, loads of info on Fort Donelson. Very fine.....................................................$40.00

2008 - VICTORY AT ISLAND #10, The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 18th, 1862, 8 pages. FRONT PAGE map of Island #10, FLAG of Victory announces the capture of the island, description of the attack of the mortar boats. Very fine............................................$37.00

2011 - THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN, FRONT PAGE MAPS OF THE BATTLE OF LEE'S MILL AND THE BOMBARDMENT OF FORT PULASKI, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 21st 1862. Two front page maps, Lee's Mill near Yorktown and Fort Pulaski. Shows actual charges by troops near Yorktown, the 3rd and 6th Vermont make desperate charges. Very fine.......................................................................$40.00

22819 - The New Orleans Daily Delta, May 7th, 1862. 2 page necessity issue due to a lack of newsprint in the city, Northern accounts of the late Battle at Shiloh, accounts on the fugitive slave laws, food for the citizens of the city being brought in by steamboat, merchants still advertising to take Confederate notes in trade and merchant H. Fassmann offers to redeem all his outstanding notes. Some merchants refuse to trade with Union soldiers. A rare issue published just a week after Butler took control of the city. Paper chip in spine, slight effect to two ads only, paper crisp, some tone, very rare...........................................$275.00

22820 - A LOT OF 10 CIVIL WAR PAPERS WITH MAPS ON PAGE 1, 10 complete issues, civil war dates, Philadelphia and New York titles. All will have front page maps, splits at seams that can be restored, or edge splits, we are cleaning house and have several lots available [2], with a little effort these will be quite decent for resale or for a collector. 10@.................$185.00

2012 - GREAT MAP OF MCCLELLAN VICTORIES AT YORKTOWN AND WILLIAMSBURG, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 17th, 1862, 8 pages. LARGE FRONT PAGE MAP of McClellan's triumphal march from Yorktown to Williamsburg, map shows from Richmond east to Yorktown. Splendid details, very fine.......................................$35.00

2013 - APPROACH OF THE UNION ARMIES ON THE REBEL CAPITAL, FRONT PAGE MAP, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 24th, 1862, 8 pages. Gigantic almost full page issue showing the scene of McClellan's march up the Peninsula and the Naval engagement at Fort Darling, the rivers and roads leading into Richmond. Great details of McClellan approach on Richmond. Super map to frame, very fine...................................$49.00

10181 - THE HUGE PRINT OF THE UNION ATTACK AND BOMBARDMENT OF FORT ST PHILIP AND JACKSON, LESLIE'S WAR SUPPLEMENT, New Item May 31st, 1862, complete issue which contains the famous jumbo William Ward print of the Union attack on Fort Philip and Jackson on the Mississippi River in April 1862 and the engagement of the Confederate navy vessels that measure 45" X 16". This issue also contains the following prints: Desperate engagement between the Confederate gunboats and Federal fleet, burning rafts sent down the Mississippi to destroy Federal ships, grape shot hitting the Federal ship Iroquois. This is a rare issue and can find none for sale on the internet. Especially rare with the huge print intact as most are separated in some fashion at the folds, overall very fine..........................$95.00 complete issue

2015 - HUGE DETAILED MAP OF THE CONFLICT IN FRONT OF RICHMOND, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 4th, 1862, 8 pages. A very detailed map of the Rebel forces opposed to General McClellan - Their defenses of Richmond, terrific battle last Saturday and Sunday, positions of the Penn, and other troops. Detailed down to the trees, Davis and Letcher both at the Battle. Another map on back page of the Harper's Ferry area. Super map, very fine.....................$45.00

2016 - REOPENING OF THE MISSISSIPPI TO MEMPHIS, FRONT PAGE MAP, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 9th, 1862, 8 pages. Front page map of the evacuation of Fort (Wright) Pillow by the Rebels, the Union gunboats pass down the River, several Rebel gunboats and rams burned on the Mississippi River, excellent Naval account.....................................SOLD

2018 - THE ACTION BEFORE MEMPHIS AND FORT PILLOW, FRONT PAGE MAPS, The New York Tribune, June 12th, 1862, 8 pages. TWO FRONT PAGE MAPS, detailed dual maps showing Confederate and Union ships in the Mississippi River before Memphis and the Confederate batteries at Fort Pillow, also news of Jackson's actions in the Valley of Virginia. Very fine.............................................$45.00

2019 - GIANT MAP OF RICHMOND AND THE REBEL FORTS AROUND RICHMOND, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 14th, 1862, 8 pages. Gigantic front page map, outer defenses and pickets, Fort Darling on the James, blockade of piles and gunboats, RR, rivers, creeks, swamps, ravines, flags show positions. An incredible map in excellent condition..........................$49.00

2020 - THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY IN VIRGINIA, FRONT PAGE MAP, The New York Tribune, June 16th, 1862, 8 pages. FRONT PAGE map of the Shenandoah Valley, Battle of Fort Republic, the 7th Indiana charge and drive the Rebels like sheep, news from Harpers Ferry, Rebel cavalry moving towards Fredericksburg. Very fine.........................................$42.00

2021 - THE LIBERATION OF EAST TENNESSEE, FRONT PAGE MAP, The New York Tribune, June 21st, 1862, 8 pages. Large front page map of East Tennessee and Kentucky, the White River expedition, Buell marching into East Tennessee, Guerilla bans in action. Excellent issue with detailed two state maps................................................$45.00

2022 - TERRIFIC HUGE MAP OF MCCLELLAN'S CAMPAIGN AROUND RICHMOND IN JUNE AND JULY, 1862, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 4th, 1862, 8 pages. HUGE FRONT PAGE MAP ALMOST TAKING UP THE ENTIRE FRONT PAGE showing the battlefields of June 1, 25th, 26th, 27th, 30th, and July 1st, 1862 Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, Seven Days Battles. Terrific details and commentary. Very fine...................................................$55.00

2023 -  SEVEN DAYS BATTLES BEFORE RICHMOND, FRONT PAGE MAP, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 19th, 1862, 8 pages. 3/4 page large battle map showing the scene of the Seven Days battles before Richmond. New base of operations of the Army of the Potomac. Superb details of troop areas, just a great map issue, very fine..........................$45.00

2025 - THE BATTLE AT HARPERS FERRY, FRONT PAGE MAP AND THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 19th, 1862, 8 pages. An account of the Great Battle in Maryland, Jackson reinforces Lee, the death of General Mansfield, loss of 10,000 men, more on Antietam.................................................$45.00

2027 - STUART'S RAID INTO PENNSYLVANIA, FRONT PAGE MAP, The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 11th, 1862, 8 pages. Map showing Hancock, Mercersburg, Chambersburg, 3000 of Stuart's cavalry enter the State, towns surrendering, Chambersburg in rebel hands, the Battle of PERRYVILLE is a victory for Buell..........................................$45.00

2028 - GIGANTIC FRONT PAGE MAP OF THE MILITARY OPERATIONS IN MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA, The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 18th, 1862, 8 pages. A great post-Antietam map from Winchester north to Emmetsburg and south to Washington, troops return to Bolivar Heights near Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Middletown, Harper's Ferry. Explicit details of the area, super map to display....................................................$45.00

2030 - GREAT FRONT PAGE MAP OF HARPERS FERRY, LEESBURG, MARTINSBURG, The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 4th, 1862, 8 pages. FRONT PAGE MAP OF WESTERN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Snickers Gap captured, the wrecking of the Minho (Confederate Blockade runner, see Relic Section). Excellent, large front page map. Very fine...................................................................$40.00

2031 - BATTLE OF CANE HILL IN ARKANSAS, SLAVEHOLDERS PREPARE FOR EMANCIPATION, The New York Tribune, December 5th, 1862, 8 pages. Account of Cane Hill in Arkansas, slaveholders prepare for emancipation of slaves, Pope's report on the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Rebels have secret Peace initiative. Very fine......................................$22.00

2035 - STONEMAN'S CAVALRY RAID THROUGH VIRGINIA, FRONT PAGE MAP, The New York Tribune, May 11th, 1863, 8 pages. Details of Stoneman's raid over 1000 miles, Grierson's raid through Mississippi. Great cavalry issue.............................................$35.00

2036 - THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG, PEMBERTON OFFERS TO SURRENDER THE CITY, The New York Tribune, May 28th, 1863, 8 pages. Intelligence says Pemberton has offered to surrender the City, Grant refuses, Rebels are driven to the inner fortifications, both wings of Grant's army touches the river. Very fine, great issue.......................................$30.00

2037 - THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG, The New York Tribune, June 5th, 1863, 8 pages. Mortar boats keep bombarding the City, Rebels on half rations. Pemberton urges Johnston to speed up reinforcements, a demand to surrender the City, Pemberton replies to the demands. Excellent front page devoted to Vicksburg. Fine, minor tone..........................................$20.00

2039 - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN, THE REBEL INVASION, The New York Tribune, June 20th, 1863, 8 pages. Lee at Thoroughfare Gap, Cannonading at Harper's Ferry, Rebels moving through Maryland, large bodies of troops crossing the Potomac. Very fine.....................$25.00

2040 - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN, STUART'S CAVALRY DEFEATED, The New York Tribune, June 23rd, 1863. General Pleasanton whips Stuart, capture of Winchester, an account of the ironclads off Charleston, Morgan on a raid, news of Negro regiments, capture of the Confederate steamer ATLANTA. Very fine...........................................$27.00

2041 - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN, REBELS OCCUPY CHAMBERSBURG, The New York Tribune, June 24th, 1863, 8 pages. Pleasanton in a cavalry fight with Stuart, a steady cannonade by the rebels at Vicksburg, Johnston floundering near Jackson, CSA ran Atlanta captured. Very fine..................................................................$27.00

2043 - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN, THE INVASION OF PENNSYLVANIA AND MARYLAND, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 24th, 1863, 8 pages. Chambersburg occupied by Traitors, Rebels driven from Frederick, Rebel force 35,000 to 40,000 strong in Boonsboro Valley. A good pre-Gettysburg issue. Fine............................................$29.00

2046 - MCCOOK BLAMED FOR THE DEFEAT AT CHICKAMAUGA, The New York Times, September 26th, 1863, 8 pages. McCook blamed for the Federal loss at Chickamauga, accounts of the battle with great details. Very fine.....................................$27.00

22817 - THE BATTLE OF BRISTOE STATION, LINCOLN CALLS OUT 300,000 VOLUNTEERS, The Cincinnati Daily Gazette, October 19th, 1863. 4 page folio, front page report that is very extensive on the Battle of Bristoe Station, reports that Lee has crossed the Potomac again. The burning of the steamboat Robert Campbell in Louisiana, Lincoln's call for 300,000 more volunteers, the Missouri Question discussed, very fine, scarce paper.....................................................$30.00

2049 - GENERAL SHACKELFORD'S MEN DESTROYING RAILROAD CARS NEAR ZOLLINCOFFER, TN, FUGITIVE SLAVES IN THE SOUTH, Forney's War Press, Philadelphia, PA, November 7th, 1863. FRONT PAGE WOODCUT ENGRAVING of Shackelford's men burning cars near Zollincoffer, TN,  great front page article about fugitive Slaves in the South, FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF FUGITIVE SLAVES. Trifle blems at bottom corners............................................$35.00

22700 - THE EXECUTION OF THE SLAVE NAMED PAULINE, The Daily Picayune, March 29th, 1864, New Orleans, LA. 4 page folio, a lengthy rare article of the execution of the slave PAULINE the previous day at the Parish prison after being found guilty to "cruelty to her mistress." A complete account of the execution by hanging, her comfort by a priest, clothed in a white robe, she sat on the gallows awaiting her fate with little expression, then she was hanged but her neck was not broken and she died after 20 minutes from strangulation. Describes the crowd who strained to get a good look at the horrific spectacle. Also a judicial sale on page one listing 36 slaves by age and name to be sold. A page 4 article on the profits of the slave trade from Africa, Slaves sell for $15 - $20 there and in South America bring $300. How the slaves dodge the British ships attempting to halt the slave trade, early Mexican War paper published by George Kendall the first noted war correspondent. Very fine..............................................................$85.00

2051 - THE BATTLE OF MANSFIELD IN NORTH LOUISIANA, The New York Spectator, April 25th, 1864, large 4 page edition. Long front page account of the loss by the Union at Mansfield, LA dooming the Red River Campaign of Banks, details of Porters actions on the Red River, Longstreet at Charlottesville. Trifle fold weakness......................................$24.00

2052 - CAVE LIFE IN VICKSBURG, AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE MASSACRE AT FORT PILLOW OF THE BLACK TROOPS, The New York Spectator, May 5th, 1864, 4 huge pages. Front page narrative of life in a cave in Vicksburg during the final bombardment of the City, shells enter the cave, the wife of a Confederate officer and her Negro slave survive the attack, letter from a navy officer who witnessed the effects of Fort Pillow and spoke with a black survivor (grisly details)................................................$30.00

2054 - ATLANTA CAMPAIGN, SHERMAN OCCUPIED KENNESAW, The New York Spectator, July 14th, 1864, 4 huge folio pages. News of Sherman occupying Kennesaw near Marietta, details of the late battle at Kennesaw Mountain, more on Rebel troops defenses of Atlanta. Good newsy issue, very fine.................................................$29.00

2055 - GRANT IN VIRGINIA, SHERMAN IN GEORGIA, The New York Tribune, July 29th, 1864, 8 pages. Sherman advances through Georgia , Decatur. Is captured, raiding in West Virginia, Crook drives the Rebels from Martinsburg............................................$25.00

2056 - PETERSBURG EXPLOSION OF A MINE UNDER THE REBEL WORKS, LEE DECEIVED BY GRANT, The New York Herald, August 1st, 1864, 8 pages. HUGE FRONT PAGE MAP OF PETERSBURG -- shows the lines of battle around the City, description of the mine explosion, details of the great battle, drawing of Burnside's mine. Huge map issue, very fine.............................................$49.00

2057 - AFFAIRS IN TEXAS, BROWNSVILLE EVACUATED, WHEELER'S CAVALRY RAIDS NEAR DALTON, GA, Daily Missouri Democrat, August 17th, 1864, huge 4 page paper. Front page account of Union guerillas in South Texas, Brownsville evacutate, Wheeler's raids near Dalton, GA, gallant conduct of Negro troops. Huge paper, trifle blem, scarce Missouri issue........................................................$30.00

2058 - THE BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, The New York Tribune, September 21st, 1864, 8 pages. Report on Sheridan's victory at Winchester, Generals Rhodes and Gordon killed, 5000 Rebels killed or wounded. Superb page one battle reports..........................................$29.00

2059 - PRICE IN MISSOURI AND THE MOVEMENTS OF FORREST, Daily Missouri Democrat, September 27th, 1864, 4 huge folio pages. Price at Fredericktown, General Mower following Old Pap, Forrest in Northern Alabama captures Athens, burning railroad trestles. Excellent Missouri and Forrest issue, fine...........................................$35.00

2060 - KANSAS TO BE INVADED, BILL ANDERSON THREATENS WARRENTON, Daily Missouri Democrat, October 19th, 1864, huge four page folio. Bloody Bill Anderson on the move in Northern Missouri, Price is at Lexington. Excellent issue loaded with Missouri details, fine...................................................$30.00

2061 - FORREST CROSSES THE RIVE AT CORINTH, Daily Missouri Democrat, October 20th, 1864, 4 huge folio pages. Forrest crosses into Tennessee at Corinth. He aims to redeem Kentucky, outrages at Danville by Confederate guerillas, more action on the Rebel advances in Missouri. Trifle blems, good Missouri issue........................................$32.00

2062 - FRONT PAGE MAP OF FISHER'S HILL, SHERIDAN'S VICTORY OVER LONGSTREET, The New York Herald, October 22nd, 1864, 8 pages. Giant front page map extremely detailed down to the trees and soldiers camps, Fisher's Hill captured by Union cavalry under Sheridan, Longstreet retreats. Minor blems on page 8, great map...........................................$40.00

2063 - GRANT'S MOVEMENTS SOUTH OF THE JAMES, BATTLE OF POPULAR SPRINGS CHURCH, Forney's War Press, Philadelphia, PA, October 22nd, 1864. FRONT PAGE WOODCUT PRINT. Grant's movement South of the James, front page print showing the gallant charge of a part of the 5th Corps on the Rebel works at Popular Springs Church. Scarce paper, very fine.....................................................$35.00

2064 - SHERMAN TAKES SAVANNAH, The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 17th, 1864, 8 pages. Eagle with victory flag on page one as well as a soldier nailing a flag to a flagpole, another terrible near Nashville, Thomas is victorious. Attractive page one, very fine......................................................................$38.00

2065 - BATTLE OF NASHVILLE, THOMAS HAS VICTORY, The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 19th, 1864, 8 pages. FRONT PAGE MAP of Thomas' victory over Hood at Nashville, 5000 Rebels captured, Hood is routed, Sherman captures Fort McAllister, he destroys 200 miles of railroads. Excellent issue............................................$45.00

2073 - COLLECTION OF CIVIL WAR YEARS NEWSPAPERS, One issue from 1861-1865. All complete, assorted titles. Read history when it happened from authentic contemporary Civil War newspapers. 5 different issues.................................................$65.00

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